Industry response to climate change nears tipping point
Economics & Markets

Industry response to climate change nears tipping point

The global economy is being impacted by several long-term trends that are disrupting business and remoulding markets. In a series of articles, we will update you on the impact these megatrends are having on investors and the asset management industry. The first megatrend we will explore is climate change and the need for rapid decarbonisation to prevent catastrophic impacts.

Record economic rebound
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Economic Insights

Record economic rebound

National Accounts

Biggest lift in spending in 12 years
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Economic Insights

Biggest lift in spending in 12 years

Retail trade | Statement on Monetary Policy

Tailoring advice for different client personalities
Economics & Markets

Tailoring advice for different client personalities

When offering financial advice to clients it’s important to understand their unique personalities and behaviours.

Year in Review. Year in Preview
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Economic Insights

Year in Review. Year in Preview

2020 recap and 2021 outlook

Job market recovery gains momentum
Economics & Markets
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Job market recovery gains momentum

Labour force

The Big Issues of 2021
Economics & Markets
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The Big Issues of 2021

COVID-19 | The Biden era | Monetary policy | China | Climate change | Economic inequality | Employment | Migration.

Millennial investors see opportunity in 2020 disruption, despite risks
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Millennial investors see opportunity in 2020 disruption, despite risks

Online brokers are seeing record numbers of account openings despite market volatility. Financial advisers are well placed to assist new investors.

Australia in recession: the key factors affecting our economic recovery
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Australia in recession: the key factors affecting our economic recovery

All eyes will be on the RBA in November and December as it ponders a potentially significant rate cut. But there are other factors to consider in the face of a very uneven recession.

What US exposure means for investors
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What US exposure means for investors

Australian investors who bet on the US tech mega-caps to outperform through the COVID-19 pandemic have been handsomely rewarded. However, the way forward is less certain.

The role of super funds during COVID-19
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The role of super funds during COVID-19

Access to their super has assisted many Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic. But these savings will also need to underpin the recovery as we navigate out of economic crisis.

The economics of COVID-19
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The economics of COVID-19

Weekly Petrol Prices | Business Indicators | Credit | Inflation gauge | China data

Portfolio construction in uncertain times
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Portfolio construction in uncertain times

Portfolio review and asset allocation are critical during heightened market volatility. And there are lessons to be learnt from how fund managers handle similar challenges.

Trading in volatile times
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Trading in volatile times

Times of volatility may call for revised trading strategies. This piece looks at areas where advisers can improve, especially when placing large trades in the marketplace.

Beyond COVID-19: key metrics and sectors to watch over 2020
Economics & MarketsInvestment & Trading Strategies

Beyond COVID-19: key metrics and sectors to watch over 2020

CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman considers how the recovery from COVID-19 will play out and picks the sectors most likely to thrive and flounder.

Economic update: What advisers need to know
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Economic update: What advisers need to know

In periods of market volatility it is vital that advisers keep clients focused on their plan. It is also a chance to reinforce why financial advice is integral to meeting long-term goals.

The sharing economy: will disrupted incumbents bounce back in 2020?
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The sharing economy: will disrupted incumbents bounce back in 2020?

The sharing economy will continue to disrupt established businesses but CommSec Chief Equities Economist Craig James warns that incumbents are increasingly finding ways to fight back.

Investing when the market is volatile
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Investing when the market is volatile

Economic backdrop: Market volatility at record highs; what should investors look at in a volatile market; and keeping an eye on your portfolio